Nation Briefs: Toxin cited in horse deaths

Oklahoman Published: April 21, 2009
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— Valley City officials are trying to hold down traffic in the city while they fix a broken sewer system and wait for the Sheyenne River to retreat. Mayor Mary Lee Nielson is telling businesses to stay closed for at least this week, unless they are absolutely needed. With the city’s bridges closed, emergency vehicles have to have a way to get around to places that need them, she said.

MILITARY

11 countries begin exercise
MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. — Navies from the United States and 10 other countries on Monday launched two weeks of war exercises off Florida’s Atlantic coast that will include training in combatting piracy and drug smuggling. UNITAS Gold, which is now in its 50th year, is the Navy’s longest-running yearly exercise.

CRIME

Suspect held in Boston death
BOSTON — Boston police say they have a man in custody in connection with the death last week in a luxury hotel of a woman who advertised massage services on Craigslist. Julissa Brisman of New York City was found dead Tuesday at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

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